31 Oct. 2013 In this article Emmett Tyrell informs us about gun violence in schools and what the NRA has proposed to stop the gun violence, and mass shootings across America. While the gun control debate rages, many schools have become war zones, and all school zones are vulnerable. The National Rifle Association's has come up with a 225-page report contains dozens of recommendations to improve safety in our nation’s schools. The NRA’s National School Shield program will train and enable school personnel to carry firearms to protect our nation’s children.
What is your definition of gun control? In the essay “There is a reason they choose schools”, you will discover what gun control means to Timothy Wheeler. Wheeler is a major part of the organization, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership. He has written an essay in which he is trying to prove that without being able to use self-defense, guns pose a public health risk. Wheeler has worked with many physicians, medical students, and scientist who support his theory.
This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens.
Firearm safety is the important piece in reducing the deaths and firearm abuse and it should be made mandatory in schools. The first step in making firearm safety mandatory in school is to find programs that will teach it. Thankfully there are many programs that will do it. The NRA, which stands for National Rifle Association, has a program that teaches gun safety (Eddie Eagle GunSafe). There is also a program called STAR, which stands for Straight Talk About Risks (Moore), that teaches gun safety.
One side is for gun reform in which they want laws and reforms to be passed that would have stricter guidelines as to who can own guns. The opposing side has a strong belief in the second amendment which reads; “ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This gives the pro gun rights advocates the idea that everyone in the United States has a right to a gun, because the Constitution says so. This paper will focus on t... ... middle of paper ... ...t around 400 people looking at their page that they wouldn't otherwise have through one person liking their page. Once this is multiplied by hundreds of likes the message spreads very quickly. The National Rifle Association (NRA), has been very outspoken when it comes to gun rights.
In reacting fashion, schools placed an emphasis on gun safety. As originally enacted on March 31, 1994 the Gun-Safe Schools Act (GFSA) required each state receiving Elementary and Secondary Education Act funds to have in effect a state law require local educational agencies LEAs to expel from school for a period of not less than one year a student who was determined to have brought a weapon to school (Thomas, 2006). The focus of trying to keep guns out of schools had administrators putting plans in place with little information as to what works for schools. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Educatiohttp://ed.grammarly.com/editor/content?page.paperReportKey=#n (2003) informed educators that they needed to add the possibility of terrorist attacks to the safety plans of schools knowing that this would stretch the ability of schools to meet the needs of the students and community. Reactions to school sho... ... middle of paper ... ...or the gym.
But what happens when the shooting rampage has begun? The guide releasd by President Barack Obama, instructs people to learn the best steps for survival if a situation does erupt; and work with law enforcement during the response to help save your life or the person(s) you are helping (Zubrzycki, Jaclyn, and Nirvi Shah). The training and recommendations to teachers and staff to hide, confront, wait for law enforcement, but do the numbers suggest this is the most effective way to reduce injuries, deaths, stop the active shooter from continuing his rampage? Should the introduction of more guns in schools should be looked at as an effective deterrent to active shooters. The guide lays out steps and plans to be proactive and learn to identify the “warning signs” and “common behaviors” and to report these to officials in an attempt to prevent the situation from ever happening.
According to an article written by Wogan, “South Dakota has decided to try to deter gun violence in its schools by allowing teachers to pack heat. Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the bill into law last week. Twenty-four other states are considering similar “school sentinel” bills this year, but South Dakota is the first to legalize it since the Newtown massacre” Many laws have already been placed, so why does the United States have to stop now. Similarly, McGurk stated, “In Texas, at least 20 school systems allow teachers to be armed.” Because of these gun laws being introduced, it is showing that it can be done.
The government has placed many gun control laws, but some of the laws were made to make the general public feel safer. For instance the government banned a handful of assault riffles when they are not even used for most gun related crimes. The government also administered another law called the Bradey Law. The Bradey Law makes a five day wait on the purchase of a handgun so a check can be run on the persons background. None of these laws have decreased the amount of deaths caused by hand guns.
Health Policy Learning Activity Exploring the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 Introduction Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, also known as bill S.649, was introduced in Senate on March 21, 2013. Title I, the Fix Gun Checks Act, ensures that every sale of a firearm will require a background check and that an electronic database will list all individuals who are prohibited from buying a firearm (National Instant Criminal Background Check System – ‘NICS’). Title II, the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act, creates Federal offenses in order to authorize stronger punishment for both front-runners of trafficking groups as well as criminals who buy firearms for people who cannot acquire them legally (“straw-purchasing”). Title III, the School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act, dedicates more funds to schools districts and universities for school security, and aims to create and operate a ‘National Center for Campus Public Safety’ to coordinate and strengthen security, train responding personnel, and aid in consistent prevention. Just as the name of the bill suggests, these titles affect all members of every community of the United States, as well as individuals affiliated (students and staff) of our educational system.